As Vanessa Hudgens proved, Coachella outfit shopping is serious business. While this activity is normally a fun experience for all, an overly-demanding celebrity can quickly turn that moment into a major bummer. Such is the case of AllSaint Robertson’s recent encounter with miss Tara Reid.
Actress and perpetual party girl Tara Reid reportedly experienced the downside of fame last week when she had a diva moment after trying to claim a celebrity discount at an AllSaint Robertson store in Los Angeles and was turned down by the store.
According to New York Post, the star went in looking for an outfit for Coachella, as the California music festival headed into its second weekend, with bands including Blur and a Stone Roses reunion. While picking out an outfit for the massive music fest, notorious party animal Tara Raid got thrown out after making a scene at the store.
The American Pie actress asked that the clerks take her stardom into consideration. “When the store declined, Reid insisted she deserved the break because of her fame”, said an eyewitness. “She then began to scream at them and was escorted out”, added the source.
Another source told that she was screaming and had to be escorted out by security. “She seemed drunk”, stated the spy. After pulling out the “I’m famous” card, Reid “was overheard berating employees for refusing to give her a discount”. The debacle ignited when the actress, a VIP client at AllSaints in Europe, was delivered the bad news while she was trying out clothes in the store’s dressing room.
Even though Tara Reid’s publicist didn’t want to comment on the subject, a representative on her behalf told the newspaper:
“Tara gets a huge discount with All Saints in the UK and Paris because she’s a walking billboard for them” and therefore requested one in the US store as well. “She gets photographed, so they give her huge hook-ups. We told them we get a discount, and they said they’d email the press team”.
When her request was denied, she “asked them to check again”. The store offered to hold Reid’s items for her, according to the spokesperson, and Tara left empty-handed, on her own steam.
Regarding Reid’ state in the store, the rep said: “She was definitely not drunk. People love to say Tara’s hammered and this and that…whoever is saying that is not on Team Tara”.